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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/15/1970 22:00 (Entered as : 03/15/1970 22:00)
Reported: 3/9/2004 11:41:47 PM 23:41
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Castlegar (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: 2-3 minutes
I was 12 years old and I was at the old Castlegar arena about 10:00 p.m. waiting for my brother to finish a hockey practice. I went outside the arena with my mother and a friend of hers. We walked to a coffee shop about 1/2 mile away. While on the way back, we all noticed a very bright light in the sky. It was a cool clear night in mid-March. The object was extremely bright. It sort of was going straight and slow for about 20 seconds, then made a very sudden turn to the right. It suddenly stopped after a few more seconds. It was quite high up it seemed - 2-3 miles? At that point, several smaller lights or objects - I counted at least seven, emerged from the light and were flying around the still stationary larger object. The objects eventually made their way across the sky away from view. Total time - about 2-3 minutes. We were all quite puzzled by the event. On a side note - I remember we were talking with my mom's friend and her husband a few weeks later when they were over for dinner. He told us when he was with the US military in the early 1970's, he was a radar operator responsible for an area in the US mid-west. He used to track objects on the screen flying at extreme speeds - but he was also warned to ignore them and to keep his mouth shut. He was convinced from our descriptions, that what we saw was definitely not a normal aircraft.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Home - Phone 1 250 845 2189 email: Website:

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Brian Vike for submitting this report. PD))